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Junior Erica White improved to 5-0 in #1 singles competition on the season Saturday, cruising to a 6-3, 6-3 win over ECU's Yilan Zhang.
Courtesy: Saxon Simpson
Gardner-Webb Women’s Tennis Steals 4-3 Win from Pirates at Home Saturday
Courtesy: Gardner-Webb
          Release: February 18, 2012
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Boiling Springs, N.C. - Freshman Alice Hopkins clinched the match with a win at #2 singles to propel Gardner-Webb to a 4-3 win over East Carolina at home on Saturday.

With the win, the Runnin' Bulldogs improve to 3-2 early in the 2012 season.

Gardner-Webb opened the match by winning two of three in doubles to claim the point. At the #1 position, Ioana Oprea and Jenny Lunde teamed up to defeat ECU's Yilan Zhang/Danielle Terpko 8-3. Hopkins and Yasmin Doost played to a win at #2 doubles to seal the point for the Runnin' Bulldos, winning 8-4 over the Pirates' Natalie Collins/Renata Bakieva.

In addition to Hopkins' 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 win at #2, GWU got singles wins at the #3 and #1 positions. Oprea won 6-0, 6-0 over Neena Wanko in the #3 hole to help GWU set an early lead.

Erica White triumphed at #1 singles over Zhang, taking a 6-3, 6-3 decision. The junior from Charleston, W.V. is a perfect 5-0 in #1 singles play thus far this season.

Gardner-Webb returns to action next Wednesday, traveling to take on UNC-Greensboro. The Feb. 21 match is scheduled for a 2:00 pm start time.


Match Results


1. Ioana Oprea/Jenny Lunde (GWU) def. Yilan Zhang/Danielle Terpko (ECU) 8-3

2. Alice Hopkins/Yasmin Doost (GWU) def. Natalie Collins/Renata Bakieva (ECU) 8-4

3. Neena Wanko/Dana Gray (ECU) def. Erica White/Tavenner Black (GWU) 8-4



1. Erica White (GWU) def. Yilan Zhang (ECU) 6-3, 6-3

2. Alice Hopkins (GWU) def. Natalie Collins (ECU) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

3. Ioana Oprea (GWU) def. Neena Wanko (ECU) 6-0, 6-0

4. Renata Bakieva (ECU) def. Jenny Lunde (GWU) 6-2, 6-2

5. Danielle Terpko (ECU) def. Ronia Hutterli (GWU) 6-3, 6-3

6. Dana Gray (ECU) def. Yasmin Doost (GWU) 6-3, 6-2



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